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F Street COnnection Project

Project Background

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The re-establishment of the F Street corridor under Interstate15 is a highway and bridge project designed to improve access to one of Las Vegas' most historic communities. A collaboration between the City of Las Vegas and the Nevada Department of Transportation, the F Street Connection Project will reopen F Street in its former location under Interstate 15, thus reestablishing an avenue of direct access between downtown Las Vegas and the West Las Vegas community.

Reopening F Street will restore additional access to the downtown area. The corridor will connect to City Parkway, providing direct access to Symphony Park, a new 61-acre development anchored by the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Other advantages include increased walkability in the area (which includes the historic Pioneer Trail) and additional opportunities for bike and mass transit routes. In addition to accommodating pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic, the $13.6 million project will include resurfacing of F Street, new sidewalks, curbs and gutter installations, decorative lighting and attractive landscaping north to Washington Avenue, along with a series of community-approved corridor panels celebrating the area known as historic West Las Vegas.

View City of Las Vegas F Street Connection Project website

I-15 Lane/Ramp Closures

The F Street Connection Project will impact the traveling public on I-15 between Washington Avenue and U.S. 95. The project is currently in Phase 3. Expected to last until spring 2014, this phase includes moving southbound freeway traffic over to the northbound side of the freeway so that crews can construct the southbound portion of the F Street Bridge. A temporary ramp to accommodate southbound I-15-to-I-515 traffic will also be built. Two lanes on I-15 will be maintained in each direction throughout the project area. The F Street Reopening project contains seven phases. Though timelines for the remaining phases haven't been determined yet, the project is scheduled for completion in late 2014. Additional phases will encompass the following:

  • Phase 4: Building the S/B I-15- to-I-515 structure, D Street on-ramp over F Street and a storm drain tie-in.
  • Phase 5: Replacing barrier rail between southbound I-15/I-515 lanes.
  • Phase 6: Improving pavement, curbs, gutters and sidewalks on F Street.
  • Phase 7: Constructing F Street under I-15 and a portion of F-D Connector Roadway.

Current Project Status:

The Nevada Department of Transportation made changes to I-15 traffic patterns starting at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15: Northbound and southbound lanes were switched to the northbound side of the freeway, with two lanes available in each direction.This configuration will last until spring 2014 and will allow crews to construct the southbound portion of the F Street Bridge. On Wednesday, Oct. 16, the D Street/Washington on-ramp to southbound I-15 closed; it will remain closed until summer 2014. The alternate route to I-15 will be via the Martin Luther King Boulevard on-ramp. Two lanes on I-15 will be maintained in each direction throughout the project area.

UPDATE: F Street Closures Begin Jan. 2, 2014

Beginning Jan. 2, 2014, construction work will begin on the section of F Street north of I-15. As a result, there will be surface-street closures in the surrounding neighborhood.

First, storm drain and sewer utilities will be enhanced on McWilliams from F Street to E Street. McWilliams will be closed from F Street to E Street, with the northern portion of McWilliams remaining accessible to homeowners.

Then, in late-January, road and utility work is scheduled to begin on F Street from I-15 to Washington. At that time, all through traffic on F Street will be restricted, including entrances from Washington, Morgan, McWilliams and alleys. Again, access will remain available to homeowners.

Once asphalt removal is complete, ramps will be installed so homeowners can drive through the worksite to enter their driveways. This construction will take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; no work will take place outside of these times unless a notification to the neighborhood is provided at least 48 hours in advance.

Construction equipment and haul trucks will use G Street, H Street and E Street to enter and exit the work area. Please call (702) 385-6509 for more information.